Ann Gormley.

A lifetime’s collection for auction

Matthews Auctioneers conduct the clearance auction for the property of Ann Gormley, Granard, on 15th and 16th April at their auction rooms in Kells.

A well-known huntswoman who rode out five days a week in her prime, Mrs Gormley ran a successful jewellery and antiques shop in Granard, Co Longford, open by appointment only for over 50 years. Mrs Gormley has recently retired, having reached the age of 90. She has instructed Matthews Auctioneers to clear, by public auction, the entire contents of her shop and private collection.

Pieces range in age from 1760 to 2010 and auction estimates run from €10 to €10,000. Collecting since she was a child, Mrs Gormley's is a remarkable gathering of objects, reflecting her taste and interests over a lifetime. There are over 1,600 lots in the auction, all of which have been removed to the Kells auction premises for convenience of sale. The auction will be conducted over two days.

Day 1, Saturday 15th April: Lots 1 - 749 Jewellery & Silver. Day 2, Sunday 16th April: Lots 750 - 1,683 Antiques & Collectables.

The Auction Room in Kells will be open for public viewing Thursday 13th April, 11am - 5pm; Friday 14th April, 11am - 5pm; Saturday 15th April - 11am - 2pm. Auction commences at 2.30pm sharp each day